British Prime Minister Theresa Might is predicted subsequent week to attempt to persuade parliament to again her Brexit deal on the third time of asking, earlier than heading to Brussels to request a brief delay to the exit course of.
In three days of high-stakes voting in parliament this week lawmakers decided that they didn’t help Might’s exit deal, didn’t need to go away the European Union with none deal, and needed a delay to the March 29 exit day to resolve the deadlock.
Might has advised lawmakers they’ve two decisions: again my deal subsequent week and face a brief delay, or reject it and face a for much longer delay.
Right here’s what is predicted to occur within the coming days:
Brexit vote: Take three
Might has stated her choice for brief delay to Brexit. This implies she wants to carry one other vote in Britain’s 650-seat parliament on her deal earlier than an EU summit on March 21/22.
That provides her three days subsequent week to overturn the 149-vote defeat she suffered on March 12.
When EU leaders meet in Brussels subsequent week, Might will use the summit to request an extension to the two-year Brexit negotiating interval which is because of finish on March 29.
The end result of those talks will probably be decided by whether or not or not parliament has authorised Might’s deal, and what circumstances the EU attaches to a delay. Any delay requires settlement of all different 27 EU members.
A brand new plan?
If Might’s deal is rejected subsequent week, ministers have warned that the EU is simply more likely to conform to an extended delay, and that an alternate strategy to Brexit would have to be discovered.
On this situation, the federal government has stated it’s keen to discover a strategy to enable parliament to hunt a majority for an alternate path.
The federal government has not but been particular about how this might work, nevertheless it might contain holding a sequence of votes on completely different choices with the intention to decide which, if any, might command parliament’s help.